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Friday, June 26, 2009

Prerana Scholarships for Poor Students

Prerana ( an NGO supported by Infosys Foundation ( runs a scholarship / financial aid program for bright students with poor financial background.

The students of Bangalore/Karnataka who have finished their 10th standard with 80% marks are eligible to apply.

The scholarship program named, Pratibha Poshak (aka Nurture Merit) is an effort to help meritorious students from economically challenged families, for their college education.

How does the program work:
First, All applications are screened
Prerana team will visit Selected applicants' homes and assess their economic condition
Next, Sponsors are mobilized
The donation received is passed on to the students, to pay for the college fees
Students are connected to sponsor
Prerana monitors the academic progress of the students
The assistance is continued till end of graduation if the student continues to show promise

Financial Aid
Prerana Scholarship covers: College Fees, Books and any emergency help to the students, sometimes as high as Rs. 35,000 per year

How to Apply
The application form is available at

Students of Bangalore urban can apply and send their application to:
PRERANA # 64, 1st Main, Near Royan Circle, Chamarajpet, Bangalore– 560018.
Phone: (080) 41252263/65337823. E-mail preranabangalore [at] gmail [dot] com

For more Information

Also, Here are some contacts
#580, shubhakar, 44th cross, 1st 'A' main Road, Jayanagar 7th block, Bangalore-
mob no- 9900906338 (saraswati)
Mr.shivkumar (9986630301)- at Hanumanthnagar office
Ms.Bindu (9964534667)- at Yeshwantpur office


  1. smruthi said...

    i've completed my 2nd puc in sheshadripuram(main} college. i've secured 87% in my exam.i make a humble request to provide me the scholarship. i would be glad if i get the scholarship.thank you.

  2. roopa said...

    i completed my 2nd puc in commerce n my percentage is 90% in st.charles college bangalore. i'll be glad if i receive scholarship for my higher studies.

  3. Roopa & Smruthi:

    Check their website for application details. Or call on the numbers given above.

  4. Hi Prerna,

    I have got to know about scholarships for poor students. Appreciate your good work, keep doing !

    I have a query whether it is applicable for the students of Madhya Pradesh. and if yes whats the date for written examination this year 2010.

    Looking for your reply! Thanks a lot !

  5. Ashwaq said...
    Ashwaq says

    It is the fantastic idea of providing the scholarship for poor student who completed tenth this year.I too have completed my tenth this year and and my financial situation is very weak so wanted to apply for this opportunity.

    Is this is only for Bangalore student only .if it is for hyderabad also then when is the written exam and where will be the exam centre. please kindly inform me about how to apply for this .

    thanking you,
    shaik ashwaq ahmed
    mobile no. 9396975187

    June 4, 2010 7:41 PM

  6. hello

    Is it applicable only for student who did their 10th in Bangalore or anywhere in India.

    - Mahalaskhmi, Chennai.

  7. hello Sir/Madam

    I am Mahalaskhmi from chennai and i am still waiting for a reply. whether this scholarship is only for Bangalore based poor people or it is applicable for other states too.
    My servant maid daughter had sent a letter alongwith her 10th mark sheet for getting this scholarship. Can you please help her.

    Regards:Mahalakshmi, Chennai

  8. Dear Mahalakshmi, Chennai

    Pl. talk to the contacts given in the blog post above.

    Or write to

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  11. hi,
    I am Ruchira, staying in Belgaum. I have completed my PU I in science.My 10th score is 80%. My mother takes care of my education but we are not able to afford for further education. Is this facility applicable to me also?